1956: The Beauregard Private Hotel near Bournemouth is a hotbed of repressed emotions and middle-class Englishness. Each of the staff and residents has their own reasons for seeking the solace of a quiet life, but hiding away from a growing wave of cultural change proves to be impossible. Things can't go on as they were and nothing will ever be the same again. Supported by the Separate Tables Commissioning CirclePerformers Stephanie Cole (Mrs Railton-Bell), Iain Glen (John Malcolm/Major Pollock), Gina Mckee (Anne Shankland/Sybil Railton-Bell), Josephine Tewson (Lady Matherson), Deborah Findlay (Miss Cooper), John Nettleton (Mr Fowler), Veronica Roberts (Mrs Meacham), Geoff Breton (Charles), Holly Goss (Jean Stratton), Lia Rogers (Doreen), Connie Walker (Mabel).
Author Terrence Rattigan. Corporate Sponsor Conquest Furniture. Producer Chichester Festival Theatre. Director Philip Franks. Design Stephen Brimson-Lewis. Lighting Paul Pyant. Sound Jonathan Suffolk. Music Matthew Scott.